Headlines Case of Brain-Damaged Woman Heads to Court


Seeker of Truth
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Six days after Terri Schiavo's feeding tube was removed at the request of her husband, a hospital began again pumping fluids into the brain-damaged woman on orders from Gov. Jeb Bush. Both men have remained rivals in one of the nation's longest and most bitter right-to-die battles, a struggle that has embroiled all branches of state government and is now in the Florida Supreme Court

The question before the court is whether the law Bush signed in October to keep the 40-year-old Schiavo alive violates her constitutional right to privacy and the separation of government powers.

While lawyers for Schiavo's husband, Michael, and Bush battle in court, Terri Schiavo herself will be some 200 miles away in a nursing home in Clearwater. The court's decision could ultimately determine whether she lives or dies.

This is the first time Florida's Supreme Court has agreed to take up any aspect of the 14-year-old case. The court has no deadline for issuing its decision.

Terri Schiavo suffered brain damage in 1990 when her heart stopped beating, a condition brought on by an eating disorder. She left no written instructions in the event she became incapacitated.

Schiavo can breathe on her own but relies on a feeding tube to live. Some medical experts have declared she is in a persistent vegetative state with no hope of recovery.

Hmmm, is Jeb Bush going to visit her daily for the next 20 years as she wastes away in her hospital bed?

I think not...

Isn't that nice for him to make these decisions without ever having to get his hands dirty.

Arrogant Asshole...